Every Wednesday at 8:30 we're joined by John Perreault, Executive Director of the Berkshire Humane Society to discuss all the happenings at their Barker Road facility, plus talk about their Pet of the Week.

This week's Pet of the Week is Violet,  a six-month-old boxer mix who was abandoned by her former owner. The staff at Berkshire Humane say she's a bit of a shrinking violet, shy at first, but will come out of her shell once she gets to know you. Her former owners didn’t spend much time training her so she’s still working on house training and basic commands.


Violet is good at walking on a leash and as a young dog has lots of energy to go on adventures. She also likes to cuddle and would be OK in a home with children aged 7 and up or with other dogs, however, she has not been cat tested yet.

If you are interested in meeting Violet, please call the Berkshire Humane Society kennel at 413-447-7878, extension 127.


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